Cattleyas are frequently called “the Queen of the Orchids,” and Carl Withner’s passion for them started before World War II. About 12 years ago he published the. The Cattleyas and Their Relatives. Landmark series on the genera of the Cattleya alliance, which provide details on appearance, growth habit, incidence, and. Buy The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, Vol. 1: The Cattleyas 1st by Carl L. Withner (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Cattleya luteola is a cutie with a fresh floral scent that is strongest in the morning.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Some of the greens have clear-colored flowers, while others are blotched in purple. This one is a frequent winner at orchid shows.

Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters. We look forward to others! The Complete Book of Potatoes: In this close-up of the lip, you can get an idea of the play of color and patterns. Encyclia cochleata see Figure Congratulations to Timber Press for excellent additions to orchid literature.

Epidendrum This group is filled with very brightly colored members and some have a very strong resemblance to encyclias. Potinara Haw Yuan Gold: Sieczka, and Walter De Jong.

A real showstopper with 6-inch cm flowers and light lavender-pink sepals, dark pink petals, and lips with bright splashes of lemon yellow on them. The Best Choice for Beginners.


The plant reaches about 16 inches 40 cm tall and is said to have the fragrance of grapefruit. Named for a family member of the illustrious cattleya breeder, Ernest Hetherington, this is a 6-inch cm lavender-pink flower with a pink ruffled lip and orange-yellow throat.

Here are just a few possibilities: Epidendrum ciliare has a spidery green flower with a delicate white fringed lip. It has a short flower spike with one to two lightly floral-scented flowers that average 3 cattleyaz 4 inches 8 to 10 cm across.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Other brassavolas worth considering are Brassavola cordata: Teir and Their Relatives. He has written more than papers and written and edited a number of books on relatived. What a grand color combo!

Sophronitis grandiflora is a charming plant, but it can be quite a challenge to grow and bloom. Laelias are native to the same areas as their close cousins, cattleyas, and have very similar cultural requirements. Brassocattleya Binosa see Figure It has large, 5-inch cm flowers.

This volume also includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes affecting species covered in the earlier volumes, as well as additions and changes to the text of each of cwttleyas five volumes. Combines a striking color combination, 3-inch 5-cm bright-green flower with a white flared lip, dusted with purple speckles, with a sweet spicy evening perfume inherited from one of its parents, Brassavola nodosa.

A compact grower that only reaches a height of 8 inches 20 catteyasthis species is frequently grown mounted on a slab of tree fern or cork. It usually blooms in the summer but can be variable.


The Cattleyas and Their Relatives

A medium-size grower that reaches about 15 inches 40 cm high with leaves about 6 inches 15 cm long, this orchid produces sizable, 6-inch cm sweet floral-scented flowers that are a light pink with a contrasting dark purple lip. An older hybrid that is still popular today because of its manageable size, clear red flowers, and easy culture.


Media reviews “A pleasing, clear, instructive and to all appearances accurate book which is a bargain at the price At least not until you have several years of orchid growing under your belt. Broughtonia Broughtonia sanguinea shown in Figure is vattleyas small grower, 3 to 4 inches 8 to 10 cm high, with clusters of 1-inch 2. The real truth about flower color Orchid flower color descriptions in catalogs sometimes reflect more what the breeder or seller of orchids would prefer the flower color to be than what it actually is.

For standard cattleyas, purchasing clones is usually your best bet. Not only is this species considered to be one of the handsomest in the encyclia group, it also fills the air with the fragrance of vanilla.

Laelia anceps bears its flowers on tall, elegant spikes.